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Discussion topic: Sky Live Glass Camera Launch & Technical Enquiries

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This message was authored by Tim+Adams This message was authored by: Tim+Adams

Re: Sky glass live

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Hi @ToonDude 

 

The red flashing light indicates it's updating, it can take up to 20 mins. 

Thanks,

Tim

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Re: Sky glass live

It did start flashing for a minute then came up unavailable 

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Re: Sky glass live

and so it begins...................

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@Karenjane12345 

The camera requires both USB-C and HDMI input/output, and so cannot function with a Stream puck because pucks do not have USB-C.

Several reviews comment that it's strange Sky haven't matched the five television colours, but that would increase the already high price.

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Re: Sky Live Glass Camera Launch


@best+of+the+best wrote:

@Adam-93 wrote:

@Jporch316 wrote:

@Adam-93 

the beauty of skys model is it's only £5 a month on a deal if you already have glass not £200 up front plus an iPhone on apple 


Sure for someone who doesn't already have a feature like this, it could be great.

 

But as I said, if someone already owns an iPhone, an Apple TV is a much better value option, along with many more features applicable to people who use FaceTime. 

 

Plus, the Apple TV is available for £7.16 per month through Apple, and even with interest comes in at £172. Still way cheaper.


Why pay £172 when it only costs £169 why pay over 24months just to pay £3.00 extra

Could get a refurbished Apple tv from Apple for less  @Adam-93 


Previous posts were saying that being able to pay £5 per month for the new Sky camera would attract a lot of people, so I was pointing out that an ATV can be purchased and paid for monthly too, if people prefer it.

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Re: Sky glass live

Not really an answer but will give sky tech a call. And will wait later if it has fixed itself 

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Re: Sky Live Glass Camera Launch

Ordered - just could not resist... 😉

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This message was authored by merv60 This message was authored by: merv60

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  I had a quick look at this via the ad on the Sky Q homepage yesterday. The only thing I took away from it ( as I won't be using it myself ) is that the Watch Together feature is one of the worst ideas I've ever heard of when it comes to watching TV. 

  Imagine the scenario: You're all watching together & then someone has to go to the toilet so they press pause. They come back & you all continue. Then someone's doorbell rings so they press pause whilst they answer the door. Continue watching. Someone's phone rings. Pause. Continue. Someone wants to make a cup of tea. Pause. Continue. Someone missed a bit. Rewind. Continue. I'm sure there are many more reasons why the pause/rewind button could be used. You may all have sat down to watch a 30-minute show & 2 hours later you finally get to the end. 

  Worst. ( TV viewing ) Idea. Ever.

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@TimmyBGood wrote:

@Karenjane12345 

The camera requires both USB-C and HDMI input/output, and so cannot function with a Stream puck because pucks do not have USB-C.

Several reviews comment that it's strange Sky haven't matched the five television colours, but that would increase the already high price.


And probably wouldn't match judging by the speaker grilles ........

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@merv60 wrote:

  I had a quick look at this via the ad on the Sky Q homepage yesterday. The only thing I took away from it ( as I won't be using it myself ) is that the Watch Together feature is one of the worst ideas I've ever heard of when it comes to watching TV. 

  Imagine the scenario: You're all watching together & then someone has to go to the toilet so they press pause. They come back & you all continue. Then someone's doorbell rings so they press pause whilst they answer the door. Continue watching. Someone's phone rings. Pause. Continue. Someone wants to make a cup of tea. Pause. Continue. Someone missed a bit. Rewind. Continue. I'm sure there are many more reasons why the pause/rewind button could be used. You may all have sat down to watch a 30-minute show & 2 hours later you finally get to the end. 

  Worst. ( TV viewing ) Idea. Ever.


Nevermind the already struggling bandwidth hog  watching a program now people will be trying to  streami  other members of another household at the same time, should go well on a low bandwidth connection and the struggling Wifi.

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@merv60 wrote:

  Imagine the scenario: You're all watching together & then someone has to go to the toilet so they press pause. They come back & you all continue. Then someone's doorbell rings so they press pause whilst they answer the door. Continue watching. Someone's phone rings. Pause. Continue. Someone wants to make a cup of tea. Pause. Continue. Someone missed a bit. Rewind. Continue. I'm sure there are many more reasons why the pause/rewind button could be used. You may all have sat down to watch a 30-minute show & 2 hours later you finally get to the end. 

  Worst. ( TV viewing ) Idea. Ever.


@merv60 

Alternatively, all sit down for a 30 minute show and it goes without issue.

Either way, it's not something I'd want to partake in.

 

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Re: Sky Live Glass Camera Launch

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@merv60 I duspect the target market is watching sport with family and friends. 

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@Chrisee wrote:

@merv60 I duspect the target market is watching sport with family and friends. 


Which would be even more annoying if someone Paused it. 

(Actually I've not seen any confirmation that the Pause etc options are available on 'live' broadcasts) 


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Re: Sky Live Glass Camera Launch

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@oj01 they are all people you know and presumably trust to either leave the game running or to leave the session. Hardly rocketvscience to have somecsimple rules.

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@Chrisee wrote:

@oj01 they are all people you know and presumably trust to either leave the game running or to leave the session. Hardly rocketvscience to have somecsimple rules.


  You can have all the rules you want but if someone needs the loo they have to go. Same goes for ringing doorbells and ringing phones, they need to be answered. There's a multitude of things that can interrupt your viewing and make a nonsense of the rules. Even more so when watching sport which already goes on forever, you'll end up with a 90-minute football match with a broadcast time of 3 hours that takes you and your friends 5 hours to watch. 

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